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odb93
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 537
posted April 11, 2005 11:37 AM  
Here is what I have to choose from.
Diamond, Basset, and Areo

Here are the prices with shipping.
Four wheels. 3 bead locks.

Diamond
$451.35

Basset
$499.3

Aero
$366


I am trying to decide which way to go.
I realize which one is cheaper, but what would you choose? I don't care to spend the money if it is worth it.
However I don't want to spend an extra $100 plus for something I don't need.

Help.

Raceman17
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted April 11, 2005 12:09 PM  
Whats the weight on the wheels. Are they all the same? Also are you running 3 beadlocks on one car or are you just buying an extra two beadlocks?
I ran the aero wheels before and they bend pretty easy.
I'd check the weight on each wheel and get the lightest (if it wasnt the bassesst wheels).

racer17j
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Total posts: 5390
posted April 11, 2005 10:20 PM  
all lightweight wheels bend easily. they're for experienced drivers.

i run bassett wheels because i like the intertia centers...

[This message has been edited by outlawstock17 (edited April 12, 2005).]

odb93
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Total posts: 537
posted April 12, 2005 06:09 AM  
I am not exactly sure on the weights. I can find out however.

Yes, I am running 3 beads on the same car.
This order does not include any spares. If I get spares, it will be cheaper to get Aeros.

quote:
Originally posted by Raceman17:
Whats the weight on the wheels. Are they all the same? Also are you running 3 beadlocks on one car or are you just buying an extra two beadlocks?
I ran the aero wheels before and they bend pretty easy.
I'd check the weight on each wheel and get the lightest (if it wasnt the bassesst wheels).


Raceman17
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted April 12, 2005 06:30 AM  
Why are you running three beads on the car at one time? I've have never seen more than one. Just put it on the RR and go racing. Is your track that rough or are you running like 5 psi in the tires?
Later

odb93
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Total posts: 537
posted April 12, 2005 09:03 AM  
Our rules say no bl on LF.
Our air pressure should never get that low.
But I would rather have the extra insurance and weight than to roll a tire off the rim or even worse roll the car.

If you can take a few extra measures to help combat future problems, why not?

So back on topic, which brand?

quote:
Originally posted by Raceman17:
Why are you running three beads on the car at one time? I've have never seen more than one. Just put it on the RR and go racing. Is your track that rough or are you running like 5 psi in the tires?
Later


Raceman17
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted April 12, 2005 09:38 AM  
quote:
Originally posted by odb93:
Our rules say no bl on LF.
Our air pressure should never get that low.
But I would rather have the extra insurance and weight than to roll a tire off the rim or even worse roll the car.

If you can take a few extra measures to help combat future problems, why not?

So back on topic, which brand?


You make a good point. But you also gotta look at how often you wreck a wheel. If you bend that beadlock, its gonna be 100 bucks down the drain. If your gonna run three beadlocks on your car then just get the cheapest one. Weight proabbly wont be an issue with three beadlocks. The three brands are probably gonna weight about the same. If it was me, Id buy the cheapest ones they got. Spend the extra 100 on a new tire.
Later


Eljojo
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Total posts: 968
posted April 12, 2005 11:21 AM  
Gotta say it...the beadlock on the left side is clamping the tire onto the rim at the trailing side of the wheel...unless you're hooked up going the wrong way I can't see that it's doing anything more than lightening your wallet! But it's your $$$$$$$$$

odb93
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Total posts: 537
posted April 12, 2005 12:02 PM  
Thanks guys. Your opinion matters.

Eljo...I understand what you are saying. The tire would pulling away from the non-bead lock side of the wheel.

Why would the track change the rules to allow us to run the bead on the LR????

I was told by a guy that has built more race cars then I have ever seen that I should. He has not lead me wrong yet.
But thanks for the input all the same.


flyin747
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted April 13, 2005 04:57 PM  
"I was told by a guy that has built more race cars then I have ever seen that I should." - Ask him why. I have seen left side beadlocks on the inside of the wheel but I think they were homemade.

dirty58
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Total posts: 115
posted April 14, 2005 08:30 PM  
no sense runnin a bead lock on the left side waste of money i run both on right also have a wheel straightener if ya bend one call me 816-304-7116 i charge 20 for standard 30 for beadlocks

odb93
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Total posts: 537
posted April 15, 2005 10:30 AM  
He said that if he was running dirt he would run 3. One on the LR. The reason was when the car is loose and gets away from the driver. When he catches it, the rear swings back to the inside of the track. He has seen this more than once. The tire rolls off and the wheel digs in. Then it is roll time.
$100 has to be cheaper than a roll.

quote:
Originally posted by flyin747:
"I was told by a guy that has built more race cars then I have ever seen that I should." - Ask him why. I have seen left side beadlocks on the inside of the wheel but I think they were homemade.


odb93
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Total posts: 537
posted April 15, 2005 10:32 AM  
Update, here is what I have done.
So we can keep moving forward towards opening day, I bought 4 NonBead wheels and had the tires mounted. I have ordered a BL for the RR. I will order the other two sometime next week.

I went with the Diamonds. 65 X 4 = $260. They are pretty too. LOL

sideways
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Total posts: 715
posted April 15, 2005 11:43 AM  
On the left rear you allowed beadlock inner and outter?Heared that one before too.

iowatoolman
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 369
posted April 15, 2005 04:17 PM  
if you run figure 8's guys run beadlocks all the way around LOL

drive hard or drive home

and tear 'em up

odb93
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Total posts: 537
posted April 16, 2005 06:57 AM  
The rules say no BL on LF.
So we can run one everywhere else.
I guess you could make the BL on the LR with an inner and outer and not be against the rules.

Sometimes when I am driving, I make little cicles on the front straight. I am sure it may look like a figure 8. LOL

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